Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche Quotes

393 Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche quotes:

"We do not place especial value on the possession of a virtue until we notice its total absence in our opponent."
Author: Nietzsche Quotes Category: Virtue Quotes
"I know my fate. One day there will be associated with my name the recollection of something frightful -- of a crisis like no other before on earth, of the profoundest collision of conscience, of a decision evoked against everything that until then had been believed in, demanded, sanctified. I am not a man I am dynamite."
Author: Nietzsche Quotes Category: Vision Quotes
"The growth of wisdom may be gauged exactly by the diminution of ill temper."
Author: Nietzsche Quotes Category: Wisdom Quotes
"The significance of language for the evolution of culture lies in this, that mankind set up in language a separate world beside the other world, a place it took to be so firmly set that, standing upon it, it could lift the rest of the world off its hinges and make itself master of it. To the extent that man has for long ages believed in the concepts and names of things as in aeternae veritates he has appropriated to himself that pride by which he raised himself above the animal: he really thought that in language he possessed knowledge of the world."
Author: Nietzsche Quotes Category: Language Quotes
"Only sick music makes money today."
"The thought of suicide is a powerful solace: by means of it one gets through many a bad night"
Author: Nietzsche Quotes Category: Night Quotes
"Let us beware of saying there are laws in nature. There are only necessities: there is no one to command, no one to obey, no one to transgress. When you realize there are no goals or objectives, then you realize, too, that there is no chance: for only in a world of objectives does the word ''chance'' have any meaning."
Author: Nietzsche Quotes Category: Nature Quotes
"The struggle against a purpose in art is always a struggle against the moral tendency in art - against its subordination to morality. Art for art's sake means, Let morality go to the ."
Author: Nietzsche Quotes Category: Morality Quotes
"Without music, life would be an error. The German imagines even God singing songs"
Author: Nietzsche Quotes Category: Music Quotes
"Altered opinions do not alter a man's character (or do so very little); but they do illuminate individual aspects of the constellation of his personality which with a different constellation of opinions had hitherto remained dark and unrecognizable."
Author: Nietzsche Quotes Category: Opinions Quotes
"Oh, how much is today hidden by science! Oh, how much it is expected to hide!"
"The thousand mysteries around us would not trouble but interest us, if only we had cheerful, healthy hearts."
"It quite often happens that the old man is subject to the delusion of a great moral renewal and rebirth, and from this experience he passes judgments on the work and course of his life, as if he had only now become clear-sighted; and yet the inspiration behind this feeling of well-being and these confident judgements is not wisdom, but weariness ."
"A matter that becomes clear ceases to concern us"
"One must have a good memory to be able to keep the promises that one makes"
Author: Nietzsche Quotes Category: Memory Quotes
"The advantage of a bad memory is that one enjoys several times the same good things for the first time."
Author: Nietzsche Quotes Category: Memory Quotes
"The best friend is likely to acquire the best wife, because a good marriage is based on the talent for friendship."
Author: Nietzsche Quotes Category: Marriage Quotes
"It is obvious that all sense has gone out of modern marriage: which is, however, no objection to marriage but to modernity."
Author: Nietzsche Quotes Category: Marriage Quotes
"What really raises one's indignation against suffering is not suffering intrinsically, but the senselessness of suffering."
"As regards the celebrated ''struggle for life,'' it seems to me for the present to have been rather asserted than proved. It does occur, but as the exception; the general aspect of life is not hunger and distress, but rather wealth, luxury, even absurd prodigality -- where there is a struggle it is a struggle for power."

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